Switching Channels: Organization and Change in TV Broadcasting

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Philosophy - 376 pages
Media critics invariably disparage the quality of programming produced by the U.S. television industry. But why the industry produces what it does is a question largely unasked. It is this question, at the crux of American popular culture, that Switching Channels explores.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART ONE TV PROGRAMS AS CREATIVE GOODS
17
PART TWO SWITCHING CHANNELS AND PROGRAM QUALITY
97
PART THREE BARGAINING TABLES AND MEDIA CONGLOMERATES
181
Epilogue
243
Determinants of Affiliates Compensation
259
Gains for Chains in Radio
273
Notes
283
Selected References
345
Index
353
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Richard E. Caves is Nathaniel Ropes Research Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University.

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